Description: Under the general direction and supervision of the exempt optometrist or exempt designee, performs routine procedures using independent professional judgment in the practice of optometry within the scope of the laws of the state of California, the rules and regulations of the California Board of Optometry and the policies of The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
- Conducts and documents history including chief complaint, relevant symptoms as appropriate; pertinent ocular health, family and medical history, medications; current spectacle/contact lens and any other data required to manage the patients vision and ocular health needs.
- Performs minimum as well as appropriate additional testing as needed based on the specific needs of each patient.
- Adequately documents findings.
- Is proficient in the use and interpretation of standard ophthalmic equipment.
- These include but are not limited to retinoscopy, subjective refraction, lensometry, visual fields, mobility and pupil testing, slit lamp examination, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, fundus contact lens, tear function testing, Amsler grid, confrontation fields, etc.
- Accurately interprets data from clinical exam.
- Makes sound clinical diagnoses.
- Takes appropriate actions(s) to take care of patients' chief complaint(s) and ensure ocular health and visual needs are met.
- Clearly documents impressions and clinical action plan in the chart including referrals to other providers, long term medical management and/or optical and therapeutic prescriptions dispensed.
- Uses tests and procedures as described above designed to detect and appropriately manager disorders common to the elderly such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
- Actively communicates with optical, ophthalmology, support staff and fellow OD teams to optimize quality and clinical care and service to patients.
- Teams with optical staff and ophthalmologists to ensure most timely and convenient service given to patient when their services are needed.
- Attends and contributes to staff meetings to keep up with events and policy changes.
- Identifies and reports system problems that result in waste and poor services; identifies possible solutions.
- Maintains all licensing and job requirements (CE, CPR, safety training, PPD)
- Dictates/writes referral and information letters to other providers or agencies, as appropriate, or otherwise communicates with parents, teachers or other providers as appropriate.
- Performs other related duties such as completing school forms, DMV, FAA and other like documents.
- Work and coordinate concerns in a designated location.
- Direct and oversee daily operations and report to the local Chief of Optometry or exempt designee.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
- A minimum of one (1) year of experiencedesired but not required.
- OD degree from an accredited School of Optometry.
- Current California Optometric License.
- Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (T.P.A.) required for external employees hired after November 2009 (TPA is not required for internal applicants).
- Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
- Meets all of the specifications of staff Optometrist.
- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Job Number: 639190